10/22/00  Pumpkin Picking

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A Picture Perfect Pumpkin Pickin'


Photos By Joe Gigli

Chester - Sunday was a great day to pick your own pumpkin at Alstede Farms. (above left) Steve Kennelly, of Oakland poses with his two children Ryan & Lia as his wife Rita snaps the photo. (above right) John Kimmel, of Elizabeth; and Tomomi Suto, of Japan; walk the fields for their perfect pumpkin. (left) Emily Brady, of Totowa; Reyne Brady, of Totowa; Kimberley Ahr, of Dumont; and Kelly Brady of Totowa; make their final pick, as the Indian corn catches the afternoon light.

Pumpkin Fields


Chester - (top) In  a sea of orange, people search the fields of Alstede Farms for the perfect pumpkin. (far left) Joey Bernat, of Chester, has a tough choice with all of the pumpkins. (left) Larry Taormina, of Fair Lawn, found two pumpkins for his family. (below) Rose Bernat, of Chester, carries her tired son Joey; as sons Tommy, David and Brian,  haul out their harvest.

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Chester - Alstede Farm has two locations in Chester. The Rt. 24 west location is open year round, while the Pleasant Hill Road location closes October 31. (above) Pumpkins in the fields at Alstede Farm. (right) Ron Paterson, of Greenbrook, helps his daughter Anna hang on to the pumpkin as his daughter Katherine looks on. (lower right) After finding their pumpkins, the crowd waits for the hay ride back to the farm store.

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